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on r.t. this morning tensions between germany and the u.k. over spying allegations grow berlin accuses london of breaching international law by using its embassy as a surveillance post. crowds in hundreds of cities across the globe taken part in the million man march against corruption corporate greed an online privacy breaches. a deadly blast hits the syrian capital damascus while a suicide bombing rocks town in the south of the country the spike in terror comes as the prospects for peace talks moved further away. but on a happier note reaching for the stars the olympic torch for the winter games in sochi prepares for liftoff on its first ever space walk we report from the launch site later.
in the morning she is joining just past midnight here in moscow now my name is kevin i when this is an international story than this the spying scandal between germany and britain is gathering for sperling's war in london that using its embassy as a surveillance post is illegal under international law the allegations of u.k. snooping come of course on the heels of another revelation america's unprecedented spying on the german chancellor and his laura smith as that he tells. it wasn't just the us who was eavesdropping on the germans it's have been revealed that britain probably was to this information comes from the edward snowden leaks from n.s.a. documents from aerial photographs and of course from past form and it suggests that the u.k. has its own nest of intercepting equipment on the roof of its own embassy
which of course is in the heart of berlin not very far from the german parliament not at all far from an angle of merkel's office you see pictures of it it's pretty obvious that it's there it's a sort of white box. and this equipment intercept mobile phone calls and it's well known that angela merkel conducts a lot of government business through mobile phone calls and also to text messages can also incept wife i data and long just longer distance communications right across the german capital syncros it really awkward for the british red faces all around the british ambassador has been summoned to the german foreign minister to try to explain himself in german and u.s. diplomatic relations really has an extraordinary since this since this was revealed and we can expect the same for the u.k. if the ambassador isn't able to provide an adequate explanation and the first test of those relations particularly between the u.s. and germany is coming up next week the space be trade negotiations between the u.s.
and the european union understandably those in now in jeopardy. with european parliament member paul murphy for example though there will be consequences for london in the end business interests will prevail over public demands for justice. germany and britain are both in the european union together they are meant to be part of a common political project and so it's more difficult for them to express the open and tiger doesn't that doesn't exist but at the same time i think it's going to have consequences it will deepen the divide between the. britain as represented by the government and within germany. there is kind of star rick difference there with britain more representing an atlanticist view of the european union obviously being part of the so-called five i guess together with the u.s. you know u.s. led was founded a strain in new zealand and britain whereby they spy on others but supposedly agree
not to spy on each other i think actually what would happen is that business attempts to be an attempt by the governments to so madi express and give voice to the anger felt by people but then to try and put a lid on it because if you look at what's happening between the you with the us i mean there is words of criticism but then both sides want to get on for example with the free trade agreement between the e.u. and the us because they see it as being in the interests of big business on both sides but with the u.k. apparently no rush to give billy nonces over the latest spying allegations next peter all of it goes to find out what the germans themselves have to say about it. the fallout from the revelations that britain may have had a spy nest on the roof of its embassy in berlin it being felt right across germany here in rural northern bavaria the local newspaper carries the headline now even the british as spying on us it also has a picture of the locations of the british and american embassies and where the various listening posts were supposed to be now the people who we speak to here say
this really isn't what friends do to one another yeah i should terms. it's shocking we've been friends with britain for a long time outside of our knowledge dish i think it's shameful what they've done and they don't care. right now i to do the disgusting but nothing will get done. that you think it's not ok but what can we do against this type of operation the response from britain that they don't question when it comes to matters of national security hasn't done anything to ease the concerns of people all across germany who are left wondering just how much of their personal and private data has been listened to or looked at by their allies in the united kingdom all of which could lead to some potentially interesting talks next time david cameron meets with angola merkel but could end up having some role that toxic implications for relations between two of europe's major powers. peter all over there will be
outrage for the sweeping surveillance was indeed one of the main drivers behind those guy fawkes night protests that took the global feel this year activists in more than four hundred cities around the world turned for the million mask march to show their anger at corrupt politicians corporate rule and the violation of privacy in london the might was. scuffles and the rest's crowd started a fun at buckingham palace and blocked parliament square for a while the police moved in as you can see so first call that side of the story. lines and things like the freight of the lithium on the market to lead a car going through a feed a lot of resistance from the protesters. the lot of other people no more than this but mostly even more than that in the last for a shed but basically very very ugly things like the right thing not be rude in the moment and look you know the fact is that it would be
a. rather unexpectedly the million mom march here in london has paid. these leave me from the houses of parliament where they were protesting and they won't write down all of them out here in london if you look behind him they're all walking down the mall with. was. i was a man last friday to sit here in london have ended up outside buckingham palace oh yes and then even making it across the gate we seeing flashes breakouts and i for tween police and protesters and some of the groups then saying often as he says coming over way down here of course this may be missing taking place in cities around the world tonight but here in london protesters ending the evening outside
buckingham. palace surface oxy longer than what was pictured in the u.k. across the atlantic protesters in the united states also took that chose to deliver a firm no to corporate greed and privacy breaches crowds marched through downtown los angeles to show their solidarity with the movement many of them are mine to be occupy wall street from. the east coast activists. protest film from the old washington post i'm going to japan for this report. here in washington you have different protest groups marching under the umbrella of be anonymous they protest different things they protest what they see is a police state they focused against the persecution of whistleblowers they protest against all saying told the world's biggest producer of genetically modified seeds so generally speaking they see themselves as a movement against the government and corporations taking advantage of the people. who. were standing next to the white house what do you want president obama to hear
you want president obama to hear that five years after the financial crisis the banks being bailed out we're still suffering people are still struggling they're drowning in debt we live in a country that's fundamentally unfair we no longer have the rule of law from the n.s.a. to edward snowden to chelsea manning all over the world people are speaking out whistleblowers are speaking out regular people are speaking out and saying enough is enough we want justice we want to know and people ask if the decentralized mass movement like this can achieve anything other than just making noise well last year they were instrumental in informing people about this suspect legislation that would provide legal protection to internet giants that spano private information of their users two thousand agencies and now in light of edward snowden's revelations they demand a drastic overhaul of the n.s.a. . god if you can remove it rolled out almost every continent highlighted on our radar in europe from sicily in portugal so crowds gathering in the streets were
marcel's for something how big can of the mexico brazil demonstrations also on the streets in japan australia and new zealand. that guy fawkes mask has become as new the symbol of the protest movement a top selling item online to some is making some money here martin looks at its significance briefly. to be hard pressed to not find this mask at a recent protest but ironically every time the mask is purchased time warner gets a cut yes because of time foreigners move even for a company also trademark the mask but despite this disturbing contradiction the mask still serves a very noble purpose its help to give activists immunity and identity to anonymity .
terrorist attacks across syria have left at least sixteen people dead according to local media militants carried a series of bomb attacks in the capital in a heavy assault on a military headquarters in the country's south in the northeast shelled a power plant disrupting electricity supplies to the strategic city of aleppo to fall asleep reports. at least eight people have been killed and many more injured in the capital city of damascus as a result of an explosion that happened at the entrance to the railway building among those injured are women children and construction workers there is no group that as of yet has come forward to claim responsibility for this attack but the government is calling it the work of terrorists which does refer to opposition and rebel fighters who have been backing it out with the syrian president bashar assad at the same time there's been a second incident of violence in the southern city of suede and now there we are hearing that a suicide bomber drove a car into a building belonging to the syrian military intelligence and then in another
incident in hama province there we're hearing that a gang has attacked a military outpost again no word there of casualties but this has been a bloody few hours of violence in syria and the attacks come in the wake of no movement on the diplomatic front there had been hope that geneva two would bring together the syrian government and the opposition before the end of the year but the latest word now is that on november the twenty fifth if the russian as well as the american delegates under the umbrella of the united nations arab league envoy lakhdar brahimi will meet and only even perhaps will they agree on a date by when to have this next round of negotiations the problem is the sticking points which first and foremost is the division within the opposition and they also are insisting that the syrian president bashar assad is removed before they're prepared to come to talks now this comes on the back of several weeks of foreign inspectors who are king inside syria and up until now the wood from these
inspectors has always been positive. but despite the progress in syria's chemical disarmament that paul is talking about they're hailed by the international chemical watchdog of the world there is still skepticism coming from america u.s. officials say the assad government may be trying to hold on to some of its toxic arsenal as well to gerard coleman he's an author and journalist about that he's written extensively on the syrian conflict his view though is that such statements are just acts of desperation on washington's part. i think the west is very very desperate in syria right now they've been bogged down there now for two years with foreign mercenaries and foreign terrorist groups they've been basically sending over the border from turkey and from lebanon and from iraq and neighboring countries so they are not really interested in disarming syria this is not a question of disarming syria this is basically a smokescreen what they're really trying to do is cover up for their own crimes crimes of the groups that they've been sending into syria now since two thousand and eleven these are these are clerical fascist groups extremists are funded by
saudi arabia and qatar and israel and what they're trying to do is to divert attention from the terrible atrocities being committed by these groups and blame the assad government again but there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever of the use of chemical weapons against syrian population by the syrian government still to come this hour in the program an investigation sheds light on military torture in the united states an independent report revealed that while the defense department and the cia must abandon the abusive treatment it was doctors and medical staff who had his own report ahead plus the nationwide strike in greece shuts down public services in transport for twenty four hours as protesters go all out against the start a program that's been whipped up by the country's international lenders. as
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hello again the sochi twenty fourteen winter olympic torch relay is approaching the story checkpoint final preparations being made to send into war but mark and andrew says that the cosmodrome where that launch is set to play take place too. well the countdown begins and away less than twenty four hours before this russian space rocket jets off into space with the three crewmembers suppliers and of course the olympic torch it will take between six and eight hours to reach the international space station in ten minutes just two weeks zero gravity and connected with the international space station tomorrow only the second time in history that they will have three soldiers capsules on board and
a total of nine crew members so even though it will be quite cramped from tomorrow late afternoon or certainly be a party as for the space walk they can't have the naked flame in the vacuum of space and they also can't have the flame inside the i assist you to safety procedures but they do have a modified torch will take that outside the i assess on the ninth of november cosmonauts on a cut off and he will be making that space walk on the end of the night they will then be returning with three remaining crew members back here on november the eleventh once the torch is back on terra firma and continue its journey around russia in total will be covering sixty five thousand kilometers of terrain covering eighty three regions of russia it will go on to lake bike out of the bottom of the lake in siberia the largest freshwater lake in the world and will eventually make its way to the top of mount elbrus the tallest mountain in europe ahead of its
final journey to the opening ceremony in such on the black sea on the seventh of february that's right of course we'll be covering the launch live here on r.t. is the olympic torch is taken into space you'll be able to follow this remarkable event live from takeoff to the torch is first moments on the ice as the international space station so don't miss it. it was the day greece stood still public services and transports been crippled by a nationwide strike against tightening austerity there and fifteen thousand people joined the twenty four hour walk out the move coincides with the arrival of the country's international lenders known as the troika accused by many of destroying greece the creditors are there to try to convince the government to take another couple of billion euros for next year's bailout but athens is saying it actually needs five times less for serious can that kiss from the civil servants
confederation in greece believes this country stuck in a vicious circle. we want to send a message to the government and to the troika that it is enough with this kind of austerity policy this fit policy has failed already for three years they promised that it will be a development in the country and it will it should be a growth but he said of these we see poverty growing up we see unemployment people and when we don't see any result in the numbers in the us and the statistics in the figures of public debt and the public deficit all these loans everybody knows that all this money they're giving they're going to have to pay back this loans this situation cannot continue anymore. online it's not a correspondence providing you need glimpse into the fukushima exclusion zone you don't get to go there very often and. now in japan working on a report from the scene of a woeful twenty eleven nuclear disaster you can follow him on instagram want to keep up to date with it and said the situation developing there are seems to be
some kind of bad news can get almost every week doesn't it plus two he doesn't forget that he doesn't forgive for talking about the bolshoi is artistic director he still undergoing treatment to his face and eyes he's demanding almost one hundred thousand dollars in compensation for that acid attack he suffered only to r.t. dot com to get the details from the bosses day in court. off get either our you tube channel or got some breathtaking footage of this adventurer back in japan to get rocketing through the skies near mount fuji released jet powered wings every schoolboys bring their mothers in the christmas castles in it. while. the netherlands is taking russia to maritime court now demanding the release of those greenpeace activists detained in the arctic more than a month ago the environmentalists who tried to scale that russian oil rig the offshore rig above board a dutch flagged vessel charged with hooliganism here in russia. as the latest
details in the case. russia's not going to take part in the proceedings the russian authorities from the get go were saying that they actually have a lot more issues with the dutch government than the dutch government could possibly have for moscow russian authorities are saying that they have been closely monitoring the activities of the arctic sunrise for quite some time and they have been worried about them and have repeatedly asked to do something about the vessel and. those who are on board the arctic sunrise the netherlands remained kind of mom on the whole matter now what to the netherlands are hoping to take off this tribunal is the provisional release of the thirty people who are on board the vessel from jail in which they have been since the middle of september they're hoping to get a ruling from the international tribunal sometime in the next couple of weeks. so we'll use a brief tonight a report by swiss scientists confirms radioactive polonium is a probable cause of the death of palestinian leader yasser arafat the tests say
some of the samples from his exude body as well as clothes carried high levels of the poison tiriel arafat fell ill in october two thousand and four he died in a french hospital on november the eleventh that year aged seventy five palestinian authorities claim he could be poisoned by israeli forces. i just should courts upheld a ruling now it imposing a no plan on the muslim brotherhoods back in september the group was stripped of its legal status after the army's overthrow of president morsi in july key figures in the brotherhood including of course the deposed head of state currently facing charges of inciting violence those trials as well as a few chips facing year under discussion in the last crosstalk program today as well. by all that has been adjourned it started it's already been adjourned has been described by morsy supporters as illegal unfair unjust and unconstitutional how do you react to that there are signals on there are signs that we have seen
there it may make us believe that this trial is turning to be a political feud or the most illegitimate institution in egypt right now is the judiciary they were able to go through for trial an appeals process to take on hosni mubarak for the crimes of the u.s. really committed during the two thousand and eleven operating and now you see the crimes of the muslim brotherhood being put on trial and if they are found guilty there may be an appeals process there may be another acquittal. u.s. medics working for the military have been accused of using torture together intelligence from terrorist suspects the new independent reports suggest the department of defense and the cia ordered doctors to carry out quote inhumane and cruel procedures indeed dr helen keller who took part of the inquiry says many of the techniques were designed by the medical staff themselves. it was clear policy and practice of the department of defense and of the cia that following the
tragic events of september eleventh that torture was institutionalized and that health professionals not only participated passively put frankly lead this lead this in terms of developing the abusive torture methods that were used in kata following their use and in her pet you waiting a law i that these methods are safe and effective it's interrogation techniques there is no question that they were torture they were dangerous they were abusive they're not effective at a listening accurate information and they are wrong but a broadside news after years of stagnation the british economy is starting to show signs of recovery but so far the construction sector remains in the doldrums even thousands of workers and employed of his probably takes a closer look at where the industry could be headed next. it's supposed to be
a bellwether for the economy as a whole but britain's construction industry has been crippled by the financial crisis literally this central london site was surprised to house a skyscraper called the panic zero but those cranes are you about have been lying idle for almost two years off the financing for the office tower dried up now instead of the pinnacle those in the business professor call it the stump instead while commercial buildings lack private funding government budget cuts have hit public projects hard one hundred fifty thousand skilled construction workers in the u.k. are out of was and on the dole that welfare payments are costing the government of the two billion pounds a year if this government invested when that kind of power and it continued with the various plans such as building schools for the few. building new hospitals we would have actually been prime building workers to produce for the country on the other side of protestants experts have advised the government that if they invest
just five percent of those two billion pounds on funding public building projects such as affordable housing they'll create thousands of jobs there's been a big pool of government investment. projected for continuing to the next thing is there are things that government can do to get this industry believe me again and i think what we're saying is that companies get on and do that and not allow the stagnation to carry on for the next five years while sites are abandoned the workforce has been losing skills to paper over the cracks all those have been stepping in there are a lot of modern workers working on construction sites british were those seem to be the more elderly workers on saw i think that is probably caused by the lack of apprenticeships and the lack of trying that's tied them blogs in our industry economic recovery tends to see. start with the construction sector beginning to
leave and the good news is that after years of stagnation in the u.k. the only way from here is. the point is i see signs this good to see continued positive signs and i come across the break artie's guided through the world's most controversial jail at guantanamo bay continues meantime if you're watching in britain we're going to be to you you get find out how much the recent spying scandal is costing the problem is due in a brand new show we've got lined up for you never we called going on the ground joy . illegal immigration is a hot topic everyone always says that immigrants do the work that no one wants to do well let me explain why that is i want to kurdistan vacation got into a taxi drawn by a former migrant worker who used to make
a living in moscow he told me that he really worked hard driving unloading trucks after five years he came back home and bought a house yes from the seller that russians can't even survive and he was able to buy a house employers in russia in america say that locals don't want to work are demotivated well want to margaret worker on a salary that could build a bright future one compared to a local who can't even make ends meet while you could see why the migrant workers are a lot more motivated let me put it to you this way if you knew that you had to work five hard years of some awful labor under awful conditions somewhere far away like brazil or germany but would be able to pay off the house would you do it i think you would let's not buy into this myth that locals and country x. don't want to work they just don't want to work in complete futility for table scraps but the shust my opinion. or great productivity gain are you paying prisoners a dollar a day to do eight or ten or twelve hours of work per day they're the most
productive workers of america in the prison population and the policy makers in washington want to turn the whole relationship into a prison population and then they can say look the so productive willing. to do all these license plates the get the stamp. duty and getting people to put a lot of tickets and go to the casinos and blow their wad of taxes so productive. yes. hotlips people i want to. work cleaning up something that is quite simply a mess. a system i made was to order the closing of the prison. one.